NHPF remains very concerned regarding the overall health and well-being of our 25,000 residents during the Covid-19 crisis. We have been actively working with our third-party management companies in taking steps such as increased cleaning of common areas, limiting resident contact except for emergency situations and, through our resident services program subsidiary Operation Pathways, providing information about resources for financial assistance, food, medicine, transportation, and needed supplies. In addition, we have placed a moratorium on all evictions for non-payment of rent for the duration of this crisis and are actively engaging our residents who have been financially impacted to discuss payment plans. We fully appreciate the social and emotional tolls the length of this crisis have taken on our residents and we will follow all local and state government directives regarding the reopening of our sites and community centers. The safety and well-being of our residents remains our highest priority.


Senior Vice President, External Affairs & Corporate Secretary

Thomas G. Vaccaro’s primary focus at NHPF is directing the Office of External Affairs. The skills and experience he brings to bear at NHPF are the culmination of a 30 year career focused on affordable housing and viable strategies for reducing homelessness in America. Mr. Vaccaro has spent the majority of his tenure at NHPF identifying, cultivating, and securing foundation and corporate grants, government funding, soft money, and program related investments. Mr. Vaccaro has overseen grant compliance and reporting for over $250 million dollars of project funding for rehabilitation, acquisition, maintenance, and support services of more than 8,000 units of affordable housing in 15 states and the District of Columbia.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Vaccaro worked for the Salvation Army’s Western Division. There, he directed the organization’s housing programs, which included emergency shelters, transitional housing programs, off-site scattered single-family housing, and a psychiatric housing program for the homeless. Vaccaro received HUD’s National Blue Ribbon Best Practice award for co-creating and chairing the Omaha Area Continuum of Care for the Homeless. He was also recognized by the United Way of the Midlands with its Leota G. Norton Community Service Award for his efforts in working with the homeless.

After earning a BA from St. Louis University in Psychology with an emphasis on homelessness and domestic violence, Mr. Vaccaro continued his studies at the Catholic Theological Union for Master Studies of Divinity.